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Australian Veterinary Clinic Rescued A Rare Golden Possum That Looks Like Pikachu

Australian Veterinary Clinic Rescued A Rare Golden Possum That Looks Like Pikachu

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greycubed

Weird how Australia has the cute version of possums and we have demons while Australia has the demon version of everything else.


fuckyeahpeace

our possums sound like demons though (aus)


Uzorglemon

I can't stress how accurate this is. First time I ever heard one was in our backyard in the middle of the night. I had literal chills down my spine, and every instinct in me was telling me to run like crazy. It's such a crazy sound.


ghettobx

This is how I first reacted to hearing foxes when I was a kid (States). They sound like witches.


etolian

The first time I heard a fox I was *pretty certain* that there was a velociraptor outside my house. I eventually found my cat in the carport crouching ten feet away from a motionless fox. My cat would make a low growl, then the fox would make its hell noise. They continued like that for about fifteen minutes before the fox ran off.


theChain120

hehehehehe


SaltedSnail85

Thats what im fucking hearing at night! Foxes!


spooks112

When I first heard a fox in the middle of the night, I thought it was the crackhead who lives down the street having some kind of episode. I was freaked tf out lol


Buddha_Lady

Mountain Lions. I thought a woman was being murdered. Which was concerning to hear as we were young women alone in a tent.


Unremarkabledryerase

What does the fox say?


ghettobx

Oh no.


Supersnazz

And while the ringtails are cute all they seem to do is shit, piss, fight, fuck, and die. All of which either makes a godawful noise or a fucking horrible smell.


corrieleatham

To be fair that’s pretty much every thing I do. Shit maybe I’m a possum


Soviet-Biscuit

This reminds me of the first time I saw a possum in person, me and my mom were visiting one of her cousins and he lived in an area with a lot of woods and stuff around it, one time he was outside and heard a noise in the trash can so he picked up a shovel and opened it to dig around and look, a possum came out from under the trash and tried to jump out so he slammed the lid shut and knocked it over. In the end he sat back poking and prodding at the trash can till it left and the whole time it looked and sounded like the horseman of plague sent his pet out for a walk and it took a wrong turn


Reporter_Complex

You just unlocked a traumatic childhood memory that I suppressed 😂 When I was about 8, my dad told me about kangawalladingafoxes, and told me they could rip an animals stomach open with a swipe of their claws. They sounded like demons, and hunted at night. They particularly had a taste for children, because children are small and easy prey. We were camping down near the south coast, and a fucking possum was outside our tent. To this day, 20 years on, ive only felt that *TERROR* a few times. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE, HAHAHA sorry, im cracking up 😂


Nagarider

Is it comparable to cats fucking?


Uzorglemon

It's like an otherworldly, gutteral clicking/growling noise.


Pickledleprechaun

Yet nothing is a scary as the sound of our fluffy Koalas.


NinjahBob

Pretty sure we have the same possums in NZ, they screech like banshees. But atleast here we can fix that with a .22


lkodl

Pikachu uses Quick Attack. NewZealander uses Gun. It's super effective.


ooqt

They are the same brushtail possum - you guys imported some from Australia a long time ago and they proceeded to breed like crazy.


Lonzy

To be fair, although they look cute, in New Zealand the introduced Australian possum is a demon, based on the destruction it has caused the country. New Zealand is aiming to be free of rats, possums and stoats by 2050 - how they plan to achieve this I have no idea!


Dr_Mantis-Shrimp_PhD

Simple: Just release larger predators to eat the stoats, possums, and rats.


Lonzy

We'll send over some crocodiles


isjeff

A few cane toads should fix it


Stefan_Harper

That’s the best part, in the winter, the gorillas simply freeze to death


ImmaTigerPawPrincess

TIL that a stoat is a weasel looking thing and possums in NZ are much cuter than in the US.


MissVixTrix

Last time I crossed the ditch, I saw signs in NZ offering to buy possum skins. They wouldn't be the first species hunted to extinction. At least this time it's warranted.


Lonzy

We go possum shooting everytime we go over, we also shoot Wallabies over there. The wallabies make a great stew! The guy we go with is very much into living off the land so they aren't wasted. Its funny I've never seen a possum in Australia, but have seen too many to count in NZ! One of the little bastards stole apples out of our tent when we were camping in the northern islands. Possum fur used to be a big thing over there. I dont think its as huge as was.


Dry-Attempt-7503

I'm not certain about the variety down unda, but the American version, though not as cute looking, does eat the most ticks in the animal kingdom. They are very useful, and they're basically immune to rabies because their body temp is too low to host the virus. Plus they only live about four years total.


dod6666

Yeah, they're real arseholes. Don't think we have gold ones though??


SepDot

They're entirely different animals FYI.


Roscuro127

Opossums are angels you shut your pie hole.


SorryScratch2755

nothing like surprising a snarling, hissing "hoover hog" in the shithouse🔦


LadyBelleHawkins

Possums are cute af


IM_AN_AUSSIE_AMA

We literally have the Tasmanian Devil


aldorn

who is 'we'? you do realise there are more than 2 countries on this planet lol


IAmGoingToFuckThat

They probably want to kill you, like everything else in Australia.


LiamYanon

Are you sure it isn't just curry?


freethewimple

Came here to say that lol


pandrew88

iunderstoodthatreference.gif


catblankcheck

quick someone lick them


woolyearth

damnit u beat me to it.


TofuTypo

Fun fact: They captured it by throwing an Ultra Ball at it.


Jayer244

For a pikachu lmfao. What a bunch of losers wasting an Ultra Ball


ValanLucasCircus

Saw a video recently that explained why gen 1 Pikachu was worse than Raticate and it really opened my eyes.


nothingeatsyou

Well that’s just rude


ValanLucasCircus

Basically, raticates stats are almost all higher than pikachus and I'll get back to that, and you can't evolve him in yellow. Even if you could his move pool as Pikachu is ok but he won't learn anything after you evolve him so you get to drag him around the whole time as this underpowered liability that only has super effective attacks against one gym leader and some of the pokemon used in the elite 4. Giovanni stomps him every time you meet him and his attack stat is so low he doesn't stand up to Sabrina. In the other side of the coin: Raticate states outstrip him, with the closest being speed (a mere 7 more as oppsed to more than 20 in every other stat) and special attack MATCHING pikachus. Raticate can be taught more special attack moves via TM so he has a more varied move pool over Pikachu. He also gets hyper fang and super fang, which will carry through at least midgame. Also also, he is available from the start, as well. Pound for pound Raticate outclasses Pikachu. Oh, and raticate EFFING SUCKS Thank you for attending my ted talk


nothingeatsyou

>underpowered liability *well that’s rude*


Raccoon_Full_of_Cum

Team Rocket's entire motivation for chasing Pikachu during the show was that they thought all Pikachus sucked, and they found the world's only good one.


SorryScratch2755

team rocket were brother/sister?


Captain_Sacktap

They were not. I don’t remember Jesse’s origins, but James is the scion of some ultra wealthy family who became a criminal because it seemed like fun.


SorryScratch2755

thanx for that info. only watched it briefly and the origin of those two escaped me.


Lenoxygen

Preach it brother. Also Arbok needs some loving.


BamboozleDoggo4

Based.


Zuggzwang

Just aim for Giovannis Rhydons horn ez Don’t think about the fact it’s a ground type


Shughost7

Not just rude. It's vulgar!


danhoyuen

no, it's just VERY rude.


civgarth

They also caught [Raichu!](https://i.imgur.com/E0KftI5.jpg)!


snay1998

Ah the forgotten one always


Captain_Sacktap

Jesus, you can’t just be posting close ups of Steve Buscemi without any warning like that bro.


DumbleDude2

Wtf is a radicate? Sounds like a decepticon


4thmonkey96

Gen 1 raticate was a psycho monster with that hyper fang.


ValanLucasCircus

The Two Hit Wonder. I brushed on Pikachu being stomped by Giovanni because of his ground types. Raticate also only has one weakness. Know who uses fighting types in gen one? People who lose.


TofuTypo

It's a rare golden variant. Probably figured it was a shiny


rav_dog

LMAOOO


antiquewatermelon

They used an ultra ball because it’s a shiny that’s why op’s caption says it’s rare


koshumon

But it's shiny


ajscott

It's a possum. Just give them food and they will pretty much domesticate themselves.


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Motozapper

We appreciate the link that helps us get a better understanding, thanks! I assume you read the article and that you understand that this particular possum is highly vulnerable to being attacked by predators due to it's coloration. It is a rare condition like albinoism and it's parents more than likely are just common Brushtail Possums with much darker fur coats. They have given it to a caretaker, who will nurture it and keep it alive for years to come. If released in the wild it very well could come to a quick and early demise.


MissCDomme

Oh I’m glad it’s in good hands… thank you for mentioning


Motozapper

Thank you for your sweet reply :)


Baenir

It's fucking ridiculous how many people in the US, Japan and Europe (the big ones for the most part) illegally smuggle Australian wildlife out to keep as pets. Black Cockatoos, Kookaburras, Gallahs, Ring Tails, literally anything you can deem as rare or cute, etc. We do not keep any of our native wildlife as pets with the exception of some snakes and lizards. I want to make it clear; **Australia has banned the export of ALL native Australian animals.** If you purchase any native Australian animal to keep as a pet, you are contributing to black market animal trade and endangering the populations of our native species.


SorryScratch2755

and a different prime minister.(one who cares.)🐨


qmzpl

Like pikachu from Wish


banja_manja

Can't believe I had to go this far down to find this. It doesn't look like pikachu at all.


fuzzyyarbles

r/ExpectationVsReality


xyphocrystal

They're called shinys


Ebuthead

r/reallifeshinies


POOTIS113

when you rescue so many animals you unlock the golden one


Dr_Ingheimer

No that’s a golden chinchompa pet. Very rare, 1/10k chance and that’s after you already get the very rare baby chinchompa. Congrats!


abortionplacenta

nice.


fuckeryizreal

Curry?


extremely-neutral

Let's hope we don't find one in NZ... Reddit is going to be real mad once we killed it


LuisPeixotoRE

Pikapossum! Use Thunderbolt!


CapybaraWarrior

To be safe, don’t take a bath with it!


sittinfatdownsouth

Colour patterns tend to be silver-grey, brown, black, red, or cream.


YetiSpoghetti

You’ve heard of curry seagull, not get ready for curry possum


amberalert123

The Mac n' cheese cheese powder possum


YetiSpoghetti

Lmao yeees


threedogcircus

Why is this golden possum so cute but the regular ones I see are fuckin terrifying?


tyh640

It's the aussie version (possum), the regular ones (opossum) are american. They're actually different animals


song4this


MurrDeHurr

Slim shady pikachu.


rctsolid

Ah yes American regularity indeed.


threedogcircus

Ohhhh haha thank you for clarifying that for me.


Digiee-fosho

I would rephrase the title, to “has a similar color to pikachu”; doesn’t look like a pikachu; a golden possum, yes.


UndoingMonkey

Pika pika


aysurcouf

Australia only has one animal that’s less scary than the American versions.


possummum

The people?


aysurcouf

Lol you got me there! Haha


mythchance

Are we sure he's not covered in curry like the seagull?


Qhmonkey

You sure it wasn’t just covered in curry?


jettisonbombardier

I feel like Earth is so big that anything you can think of actually exists out there


Mellow_Velo33

has this just been dipped in curry like that seagull?


Apprehensive_Jello39

Not covered in curry like that recent seagull?


fredinNH

It has full-on hands.


Old-Maintenance-1031

It is weirdly pretty, I think.


plolops

Then what’s a peekapoo


Deathmedical

Man i caught a ekans once, worse pokemon ever. Tried to train it and it bit me and ran off.


Idliketothinkimsmart

They're holding it like it owes them money


speiarnes

Shocking


Troll_City_USA

Even possums have good angles and bad angles


njgirlie

I choose you!


gontzgd

There's only a 1 in 10k chance of this happening when you change your pet chinchompa's color.


robo-dragon

Australia: home to some of the most terrifying animals and also some of the most adorable.


BlightFantasy3467

Cute!! Now tape a tavern to its sides and an exposed and active wire to its tail and tell it to use thunder ball.


notsoepichaker

gotta catch em all


whatablunderfullife

I hope those are rubber gloves


MissCDomme

Aweeee how adorable!!


Pkdagreat

Looks like my character on Biomutant minus the purple lightning bolt.


bluntstone

Australia. The place where everything is poisonous, there's a cross between a beaver and a duck, animals poop cubes and the possums are adorable. Truly a place gone upside down.


breakaway2678

Hate to be a silver possum right now...


Grazedaze

This is what Disney’s live action version of Pokémon would look like.


[deleted]

Just because its yellow doesnt mean it looks like pikachu


Silvester2005

Shiny possum


Dermer1543

Yea only in Australia can be a piachu in the wild


Sundae-Savings

::Shocked pikachu face::


Undercover_seagull

gotta catch 'em all


SpokenSilenced

I'll take 20 of them. Name your price.


SteviBoom

Wait this isn't a real Pikachu? I'm confused


sweetbabykeysus

He's gonna scratch them all.


the_sternest123

Now stuff it in a ball with no air And make it fight for you


lilgamelvr

So cute


RediViking

Does it lay golden eggs for a big dude that lives up a beanstalk ?


Brent_Fox

looks like a bat.


Tr3v0r007

That is the most pikachu animal I have ever seen


DireKitsune

I saw a guy on create this in his lab on a video


WellImBoredNow

Plug it into a car battery to see if it has any electric type moves


GrumpyLoser

Will feed us for two days.


Arthur_Morgan5

"Pichacu I choose you!"


Cocoforget69

Use thunderbolt


Ikiro00

I dunno about Pikachu, but he's Pikacute!


Diamond_D_2813308004

Wish we had cute possums where I live. We only have the ugly rat version here.


JulEighth

Aww😭


Graffles

It's happening. ITS HAPPENING!!!


GreasyToast325

It's all cute and cuddly until it Thunderbolts a veterinarian.


Ill_Therealme1991

Do not hug it, it will electrocute you


_keep_it_up_friend_

That’s a pikachu that looks like a golden possum


Western-Photograph-5

Tell the vet to check if he can produce electricity


relaximnewaroundhere

put these in the wild and everyone will never hate them again, easy!


MasterCakes420

It looks like pikachu because its his cousin achu.


imascreamingtiger

Saw this picture and instantly knew Pikachu was going to be mentioned at least once. I am pleased.


Bass_Thumper

That's a shiny possum! What are the odds?


I_Am_Disposable

But is it venomous?


SahilVerma5991

I am shocked ⚡️


RehabReload269

Pikachu use down under!!!


CondiMesmer

Mediocre IVs and bad nature. Just release it imo


BlinxTheXenoFox

Ah fuck, that dude who splices genetics on tik tok let his fuckin animals loose again.


dbdg69

"Rescued". Gotta catch em all mf!


Keppipoju

Pikachu?


SubnauticaCyclops

Looks like a stripe-less pikachu


DestartreK1st

I bet they will train that possum to lv100 then take over the world


TheDefalt8

Pikassum


Elder_god_of_blood

Pikachu! Bubonic pladge


ok_i_guesss

woah im australien and ive never seen this! the NOISE they make tho, you can hear them running across ur roof at night, they're not inside the roof, they just run on top


njoptercopter

Not chonky enough


hockeybloke84

Have you ever seen Pikachu?


Youdidnazithat

That thing looks nothing like a Pikachu.


YOLOmaster336

Omg so cute. I wanna take a bath with it


red_man234

Damn! Wanted the chin hunting pet for a long time!


jEsTsBaCk

Just went down the rabbit hole on the possum back opossum thing.. tldr; possums are North America and possums are Australia and neighboring countries. Possums are more closely related to kangaroos.


Plodno

it doesn't


barnicskolaci

*that looks like Pikachu* X doubt